Psychology of Addiction – Unit7
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Title:Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals
Author:Miller, W. R., Forcehimes, A. A., andZweben, A.
eBook or Physical text or Digital Book:Digital,
Miller, W.R., Forcehimes, A.A., & Zweben, A. (2011). Treating
addiction: A guide for
professionals.New York, NY: Guilford.
Your paper should be at least 3 pages in length:
in APA style
this graded activity, use the Don scenario below to create a treatment plan.
Use the information from your Reading to determine his treatment needs and then
explain which treatment methods might be best used in his treatment. Describe
which treatment method might be best for him (e.g., cognitive-behavioral or
Treatment Scenario: Don
had been consuming alcohol for 15 years. He started with one drink after work
with his friends. His drinking increased gradually over the years. Now, his
drinking has become the focus of each day despite suffering many serious
setbacks. He worked as a skilled laborer when he could, however, his income was
now so low and sporadic that he could no longer pay his credit card bills and
had no money in his checking account. Don’s wife left with the children 10
years ago because Don would not seek help for his drinking problem. However,
Don’s good friend, Jack, recently moved back to town and who wanted to help.
the intake, you learn that Don’s father also drank heavily on a daily basis.
Don does not view his father’s drinking as problematic because his dad “went to
work every day.”
results on the Addiction Severity Index indicate that he has had significant
difficulties in the areas of employment problems, family relations, and
psychiatric (e.g., anxiety).
Don does not have medical insurance, he recently qualified for state medical
assistance. This program will pay for an outpatient treatment program (it will
not pay for any higher level of care and he does not have funds to cover
administered the SOCRATES which revealed that Don is in the contemplation stage
of change and may be close to the preparation stage.
on this additional information, design a treatment plan for Don. Use the
treatment plan in the template below, which is similar to the ones used by most
agencies. You may make assumptions about Don that are not included in this
scenario (just be sure to justify your responses).
Chapters 4 and 5 in Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance
Abuse (TIP 34) to learn about specific therapeutic treatment methods used
in the treatment of substance use disorders. Also, read Chapter 5 in Substance
Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (TIP 41) to learn about the specific
treatment methods used in group treatment settings.
1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration. (2014). Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy (TIP
41). Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA15-3991/SMA15-3991.pdf
Read Chapter 5: “Stages
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration. (2012). Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for
Substance Abuse (TIP 34). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64947/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK64947.pdf
Read Chapter 4: “Brief
Read Chapter 5: “Brief